Sociology Studies On Social And Institutions Of The Individual And Groups

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Sociology studies all aspects of society including social relationships and institutions of the individual and groups. Sociology studies social interactions, relationships, and culture. Sociologist are interested in learning about how the social process influences human behavior and feelings in addition to their thought process. There is a wide range of topics that sociologists study. There are topics that are on a societal level such as the divisions in social class and race, social movements, deviance, education, ect. Then there are topics that are on more of a personal level such as racial and gender identity, faith, aging, ect. The last level is on the largest scale, the global level, such as population growth, the economy, war and peace, ect. Sociology studies, observes, and researches connections and patterns of social relationships to find a reasoning for the changes that society experiences.
Education fits into the study of sociology easily. As sociology studies human behavior as a result of social relationships and institutions. Education is not only a social institution, but a place where most of our social relationships are formed. Education is a place where most of our knowledge come from. There is formal education, including reading, writing, and math skills. However, this setting also teaches and enforces morals, ethics, and values. Sociologists are interested how this setting of socialization affects other structures of society. Such as economics, culture,…
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